Background I think one of the most controversial / debated topics in the current Physical Therapy scene is whether mechanical vs neurological mechanisms drive effects seen for both manual therapy and exercise (spoiler alert it’s probably both). Over the last 4 years of diving into continuing education and research, it’s pretty
Healthcare Quick Tip – Unique Eccentric Exercise for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in Gymnasts/Dancers
I have worked with quite a few cases of proximal hamstring tendinopathy and/or ischial apophysitis in the last year. The cases I work with tend not be the “Type 1” running/sprinting based mechanisms commonly seen and discussed in literature, but more the aesthetic based sport population like gymnastics, dance, and so on.
Explosive lower body power and the ability to dissipate high force are both crucial factors for gymnastics success. On the women’s side, 3 of the events are primarily leg driven with substantial benefit given to those athletes that express and absorb high force. On the men’s side, huge tumbling passes and notable increases in vault /
Happy Holidays everyone! It’s that time of the year again where Black Friday weekend rolls through, and so many great contuinung education products are on sale. I will be joining the party this year, giving some huge discounts on my educational products. 30% Off “Monkey Method: Movement Essentials” My good friend Dan
For almost all gymnastics programs, the summer training cycle has finished and teams are now moving towards pre-season. In order to maximize performance and reduce the risk of injuries over the entire competitive year, gyms must approach this 3-4 month period with a well thought out plan. To help readers out,
Although many people are in the post season looking to get into strength cycles, I wanted to share one of my favorite drills for developing leg power and explosive quickness. Many gymnasts I work do a ton of leg strength and plyometric based bounding drills (panel mat plyo lines, tuck/split bounces down floor,